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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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Breaking news a little too close to home, a bomb explodes outside a Miami T-V station.
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And in Roanoke, the doors open on a mega store that promises one stop shopping.
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TALENT=Patrick
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The Flood Watches are being taken down, as the rain recedes. You can look for sharply colder conditions later this afternoon, and overnight as well. Stay tuned for all the details.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Don't go away, the news is next.

EXPLOSION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bombing


A Miami T-V station didn't have to send it's news crew very far to cover a bomb explosion last night.
Just before news time the bomb exploded outside the studios at W-S-V-N, killing a man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-North Bay Village, FL;


Authorities say the bomb may have been attached to a trip wire.
The dead man was near a bus-stop shelter when the bomb went off.
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((WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THE PRIMARY QUESTION AS TO WEHTHER THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS AT THE BUS BENCH, OR SEATED ON THE BENCH OR JUST WALKING BY, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE BELONGED TO THIS INDIVIDUAL OR IF IT WAS ALREADY ON OR NEAR THE BUS BENCH AND HE MAY HAVE JUST BEEN ACCIDENTIALLY WALKING BY. ))
SUPER=01-Det. Denis Morales/Metro-Dade Police;
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Officials say the dead man had no connection to the T-V station.
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BOSNIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


U-S troops in Bosnia are on alert today for possible attacks.
"The New York Times" says intelligence reports suggest Muslim fighters from Iran and elsewhere may try to strike U-S targets in Bosnia.
A possible motive could be retaliation for the life sentence given last week to Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.
Meanwhile, a senior NATO official says the headquarters of U-S troops in Bosnia have been warned to look out for an American suspected of plotting attacks against NATO forces.


clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton takes his State of the Union themes on the road today with a trip to Kentucky.
He'll be touting the success of the 19-94 Crime Bill at a police station in Louisville.
Then, he'll follow up his educational proposals with an address at a high school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Night;


In his state of the union speech last night, he challenged the Republicans to never, ever again shut down the government.
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IN Q=I ask you to consider

((I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THAT WE SHOULD AT LEAST ENACT THESE SAVINGS THAT BOTH PLANS HAVE IN COMMON AND GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THEIR BALANCED BUDGET, A TAX CUT, LOWER INTEREST RATES AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE. WE SHOULD DO THAT NOW AND MAKE PERMANENT DEFICITS YESTERDAY'S LEGACY." ))
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OUT Q= yesterday's legacy.
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The President's speech got both cheers and jeers from House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich said today that Republicans are ready to make a ``down payment'' on a balanced budget -- putting off major differences with Mr. Clinton until after the November election.
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Wal-mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-
GRAPHIC=Wal-Mart


In Roanoke --
The new Wal-Mart at Valley View has opened its doors to customers.
It's one of five superstores expected to open in Southwest Virginia this year.
Doublebox=mel/beth


Beth Myer has spent the morning at the new store.
Beth, what can you tell us about it?
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SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(rollcue: pick up a map as you walk in the door)
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Dillaha/Wal-Mart Regional Vice Pres.; :19
SUPER=01-Sherry Benson/Roanoke Resident; :42 (Quick)
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LIVE=beth/full
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SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(mel q and a: What other stores are planned for Southwest Virginia?)
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7,
O-J plans to give his side of the story on television tonight,
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and we'll show you the fate of this man trying to escape from the law.
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wx-head music up full

Burton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=none


Marijuana and large amounts of cash may be the reason a Roanoke man was murdered last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; (Quick!)


Thomas Arthur Burton was convicted yesterday of killing Randy Carter during a robbery at Carter's home.
In his testimony, Burton denied having any knowledge of the crime.
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IN Q=Do you know

((DO YOU KNOW RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER MET RANDY CARTER. NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF RANDY CARTER? NO SIR.))
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It may have been the ball-cap police found in Carter's bedroom.
Burton admitted it was his, but offered only a theory: maybe one of the other guys left it there.
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((CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN/JUDGE: THE COURT IS SATISFIED BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT MR. BURTON WAS PRESENT AND AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE ROBBERY OF MR. CARTER AND IN THE MURDER THAT OCCURRED THEREIN.)) ))
SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court
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OUT Q=therein.
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The judge spent just 15 minutes reviewing the evidence before finding Burton guilty of first- degree murder.
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SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=simpson


O-J Simpson will do a lot of talking today, privately and publically, about the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Yesterday;


Tonight he's scheduled to give an interview on Black Entertainment Television.
Today is also day three of his deposition in his civil suit.
Yesterday lawyers grilled Simpson about his actions and his ailibi the night of the murders.
Some members of the Brown and Goldman families have been allowed to attend the depositions.
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((FRED GOLDMAN;AND WE ARE MORE THAN PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS SO FAR. ))
SUPER=01-Fred Goldman/Ron Goldman's Father; (quick!)
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OUT Q=the results so far.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-January 24, 1995;


Today also marks the one year anniversary of the start of Simpson's criminal trial.
In opening statements prosecutors promised to map a trail of blood linking Simpson to the double homicide.
He was found not guilty nine months later.
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DEATH-LEAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A man wanted by police in Indianapolis chose death over jail last night during a four hour police stand-off.
We caution you the video you are about to see is disturbing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN;


William Flanagan was wanted for allegedly stealing credit cards from mail boxes in the Indianapolis area.
He was holed up in a room at a Holiday Inn.
Flanagan set fire to the room and then repeatedly dangled his foot out of the window as he talked with police negotiatiors.
He then jumped to his death from the sixth floor.
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Tech-Students


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=vpi and su logo


Six Virginia Tech students have been suspended for two semesters after admitting they left a fellow student in a remote area of Montgomery County one night last month.
All of the students involved were members of the university's Corps of Cadets.
The university will not release their names.
A spokesman for the university says the students clearly violated the Blacksburg school's hazing ban.

Craig-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=edit of 95-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


Craig County school officials want to give parents some re- assurance-- the high school is safe for students.
Superintendent Dallas Helems says an air- control team monitored the building this morning... and found no levels of toxic gas.
Students were told to go home early yesterday after fumes penetrated classrooms.
Officials say a pipe carrying fuel oil to the school's water heater broke last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


Officials met with parents at the school last night.
The principal said he thought the pipe had been fixed--
Meanwhile, parents say something should have been done before now.
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((LINDA GREENWAY/PARENT: THEY'VE HAD SCHOOL TEACHERS THAT HAVE BEEN SICK AND THROWING UP FOR THREE WEEKS-- ONE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.))
SUPER=01-Linda Greenway/Parent;
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OUT Q=respiratory problems
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Meanwhile, an environmentalist reassured parents the fuel is NOT combustible.
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IN Q=We don't have

((JOHN SIMON/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS: WE DON'T HAVE A POTENTIAL EXPLOSION CHEMICAL HERE, OR ELSE, QUITE FRANKLY, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO MEET IN THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-John Simon/Environmental Consultants;
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ANCHOR=melanie
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The pipe was fixed yesterday, but the high school opened one hour late today as a precautionary measure.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7 continues,
Alleghany County looks for help to stop damage from an old landfill,
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meantime, residents in West Virginia are still trying to clean up the mess from last week's flooding.
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Kim-Stan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors is hoping to keep the Kim-Stan Landfill from doing any damage to the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Selma;


Although the landfill closed years ago-- lecheate continues to flow into the Jackson River.
Last night, the board voted to apply for an I-S-T-E-A (Ice Tea) grant.
The federal money would help pay for construction of controlled wetlands-- which would absorb the harmful contaminants before they flow into the river.
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IN Q=It's not a cure-all

((ESTON BURGE/ALLEGHANY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S NOT A CURE-ALL BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, BUT IT IS A MOVE FORWARD. IT'S POSITIVE, AND IT'S USING SOMETHING THAT WILL NOT HAVE A LONG LASTING TREATMENT FACILITY FOR THE COUNTY TO HAVE TO MAINTAIN AND ACTUALLY PAY FOR. ))
SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Adminstrator;
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OUT Q=actually pay for
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The project would also help protect the historic Oakland Presbyterian Church and cemetery-- across the road from the landfill.
If approved, the estimated 147- thousand dollar pond will be built on C-S-X property.
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Greenbrier-Flood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=Flooding


It's not landfill runoff, but the runoff from last week's rain that's behind a clean up effort in West Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV;


The town of (RON-si-vert) Ronceverte was hard hit by flooding.
Over the weekend the Greenbrier River crested to twenty- three feet, causing extensive damage to many homes and businesses.
Some say THIS flood was more costly than the one ten years ago.
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SOT tape 1 11: 58:57
IN Q=Damage wise

((RICK BUTUYAN/RONCEVERTE RESIDENT: DAMAGE WISE IT'S A LITTLE WORSE BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT, BUT THE HEIGHT OF THE WATER IS APPROXIMATELY ONE FOOT LESS THAN WHAT WE HAD IN '85. ))
SUPER=01-Rick Butuyan/Ronceverte Resident;
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OUT Q=we had in '85.
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The American Red Cross and the National Guard have set- up shop in nearby Lewisburg.
Both are working to distribute emergency supplies, and officials say anyone who needs help will get it.
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((VIVIAN CRANE/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THEY CAN ANTICIPATE THAT THOSE E.R.V.S WILL BE COMING INTO THE AREA. EITHER GOING HOUSE TO HOUSE OR TO A FIXED FEEDING SITE. ))
SUPER=01-Vivian Crane/American Red Cross;
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A flood watch was in effect for the area, but has been lifted.
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WEATHER
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Bank-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Banking


It's being called the largest bank merger in U-S history.
Wells Fargo and First Interstate Bancorp say they're merging, in a deal valued at eleven-point-six billion dollars.
The union will create the nation's eighth biggest bank.

NS-Earnings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


The financial picture at Norfolk Southern appears to be on the right track.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


The railroad giant reports a record profit of 713-million-dollars for 1995, up seven percent from the previous year.
The company's year-end and fourth quarter figures have come in above analysts' expectations.
Norfolk Southern has more than 32-hundred employees in our area.
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Henry-Street


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Henry Street area is Roanoke's next step in the revitalization of the city.
Yesterday, Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Henry Street Revival Committee presented a plan to bring the area a step closer to resembling what it looked like during the jazz era.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=01-Rev. Noel Taylor/Former Roanoke Mayor; :19
SUPER=01-David Hill/Landscape Architect; :42
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Former Mayor Noel Taylor has spent more than a decade trying to bring back a hint of the days when jazz greats entertained the African American community in Roanoke's Henry Street District.
A mixture of city employees and volunteers now believe they have a blueprint for success.
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((NOEL TAYLOR/FORMER ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK THAT THIS MAY BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD SINCE WE'VE COMPLETED THE HOTEL ITSELF.))
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The plan calls for developing space for 11 clubs, restaurants, retail stores, and offices; a new Housing Authority building, amphitheater, and radio station, and moving the valley's Convention & Visitors Bureau there.
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SOT 12:07:03
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((DAVID HILL/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: FOR THE PLACE TO BE A SUCCESS YOU REALLY NEED A CRITICAL MASS OF BUILDINGS TO BE BUILT AND COME TOGETHER AND OPEN ALL AT ONE TIME.))
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The pricetag? 18-million-dollars...the plan is to raise 13-million in the private sector, and five-million from the city.
The mayor already appears willing to sign off on at least part of the plan.
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IN Q=The streetscape

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS ON THIS AREA, IS ABOUT TWO-POINT-FIVE-MILLION-DOLLARS, YES, I THINK IT'S DOABLE AND WE SHOULD DO IT.))
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((Transferring a neighborhood like this one doesn't happen overnight. City council still has to approve the project, millions of dollars must still be raised, and construction at a minimum will take two years. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=Stocks


Investors have been feeling a little more optimistic about the prospects for a budget agreement after comments today by House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP fifty points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Stick around -
Just ahead, Patrick will have the latest in high school hoops,
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and a storm is coming to the Hill City, and the residents there can't wait to see it.
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MUSIC UP FULL

Storm


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#fb95-2
GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports


A storm is headed for Lynchburg, and folks are hoping it does some damage...
It's the city's newest minor league football team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


Yesterday team officials unveiled the team and its name.
The Lynchburg Storm will take the field this August...its home games will be played in City Stadium.
Organizers hope to capitalize on the area's big appetite for football.
The Storm will play in the Mason Dixon League of the American Football Association.
They've already landed this year's All Star game at City Stadium.
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Danville


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


It wasn't a good night for another Lynchburg team though.
The Hilltoppers of E.C. Glass suffered a 90 to 56 loss last night to G.W. Danville.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Danville/Hilltoppers vs. Eagles; :00


The Hilltoppers try to make a statement early as Raden Vereen takes the inbounds and makes a move to the hoop for two.
But they are no match for the Eagles as Marcus Cunningham's pass inside is turned into a slam dunk by Bobby Wimbush.
Nathan Poole picks up the loose ball at half court and takes it all the way in for another slam and the Eagles really start to fly..
SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/=90/E.C. Glass/=56;


Cunningham then moves to the outside as the Eagles smash the Hilltoppers 90-to-56 to move to 14-and-oh on the season.
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Liberty


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


In another high school hoops battle, both Liberty and Altavista had four players in double figures last night. But the Minutemen were able to defend their 11 and OH record.
Steve Mason has more.
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SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Mike Cartolaro/Altavista Head Coach; :23
SUPER=@Steve1; :48
SUPER=01-J.J. Coles/Scored 17 Points; 1:14
SUPER=33-Liberty/=88/Altavista/=68; 1:19
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Wrap


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none
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Coming up today on News 7 at FIVE's Health Check report, experts are issuing a warning about new strains of the AIDS virus possibly entering the U.S.
Plus, the ethical debates around advancements in medicine, such as organ transplants-- and deciding who will be the recipients for life-saving organs.
Join us for those stories, plus all the days news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON-- Thanks for joining us, and have a great day.